The Green Bay Packers failed in multiple phases of the game against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9, including on special teams and on the final defensive series.
But the most worrisome aspect of the Packers' play on Sunday was their complete and utter failure to both convert on third down on offense and to defend third down on defense.
Garda gives you three games to watch besides the Green Bay-Carolina match. Two are after the Packers play and one is there for you in case the Packers take care of business early and you want to peek at another early game.
So I’ve slept on it, and here’s what I come away with from yesterday’s games:
Colts 30, Jets 17
The Jets ground game was MIA. Yes, they ran the ball alright in the first half, but not nearly well enough to allow any serious play-action in the second. I figured that the only way the Jets were going to win this game was by pounding the ball up the middle with Thomas Jones, off-tackle with Shonn Greene, and with fun end-around and reverse plays out of the Wildcat with Brad Smith. Thomas Jones and Shonn Greene gained a total of 39 yards on the ground in the second half. Foolishly, I figured that the Jets would “dance with the girl that brung ya.” Silly me.**
I had only planned on doing a little preview, since I’m not generally a betting woman. However. Now that Aaron’s given you his picks, I can’t let him completely take over my turf without chiming in myself, now can I?